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Old 12-22-2003, 01:58 PM
Dr. Pepper
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Default RE: Tricycle gear question.

Conflicting advice indeed.

Bottom line, finished the install before the other two posts came in. Mounted flush with the firewall which gave a few degrees aft rake due to built in firewall down thrust.

Flew this weekend and avoided inadvertant vertical contact with the earth.

Works great. When it was raked forward the wheel always seemed to seek its own path. Now it is very stable.

I think LouW is correct in his technical analysis but in this real world issue both the nose wheel and I are very happy.

When I build my third scale P-38 I will rake it forward.

Thanks for the help.

Dr. Pepper